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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
. it was exciting. >> excitement and fun is what the new leader is promoting of kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniformed soldiers who flock to popular spots have a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> translator: kim jong-un cares for us as workers. i can't tell you how thankful we are. i feel like i can relieve a whole day's stress by enjoying attractions here. >> it's not just rides but restaurants, too. north korean officials want the world to know their country is changing. this newly opened italian restaurant offers 11 different types of pizza. its popular with locals, and it's also attracting tourists. >> in the western media you don't see stuff like this, so it's really interesting. >> reporter: people in north korea are currently enjoying a traditional holiday period. they take time to honor their ancestors and relax. their leader is never far from their minds. >> translator: kim jong-un is devoting himself to run
Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
assembly monday for the first time since kim jong-un took power. he says the new leader has opened the door to a new era. but it is hard to know what's really happening inside north korea and when you get there, separating reality from ruse can be difficult. >> reporter: we've been visiting the north korean capital, pyongyang, since saturday. we went to a popular new attraction on tuesday. staff at this aquarium say this dolphin show started in the summer. the highlight is a dance sequence involving a woman and dolphins. the performance is the first of its kind in north korea. >> translator: it's a great fun. >> translator: it's the first time i've seen the dolphins up close. it was exciting. >> reporter: excitement and fun are what the country's new leader seems to be promoting. kim jong-un created a government agency responsible for overseeing theme parks. experts say he's trying to define himself as a caring leader. the idea is simple. children, adults, even uniformed soldiers who flock to popular spots have a good time, then think of kim. >> translator: it's great. >> marshall kim john
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
at governing. >>> south korean authorityies have arrested a north korean for an assault on kim jong-un in china. the man was arrested after entering the south in march. he was posing as a north korean defector. prosecutors in seoul say the man snuck into china as a spy for north korea's state ministry. they say he was ordered around july 2010 to assault kim jong-un who lived in china. the prosecutors say he admitted to plotting the attack. they indicted him on charges of violating the national security law. the south's news agency says the man paid a taxi driver in china to stage a hit-and-run accident on kim jong-nam. kim jong-nam wonce criticized te north korean leadership for the transfer of power from kim jong-il to his third son, kim jong-un. >>> defense officials in north korea have accepted a new agreement between south korea and the u.s. that they overextend the range of ballistic missiles held by seoul to cover the whole of north korea. the north's national defense commission has claimed its strategic rocket forces can strike bases in south korea as well as plalss in japan, guam, and t
Oct 7, 2012 5:45am EDT
issues. one is the regime of kim jong-un dc any changes for the best human-rights situation? >> and with your permission the communication has kept people. [inaudible] and said japanese family kept from the dprk from the message a couple of the parents are trying hard to give a message of love and affection to their sons and daughters to the dprk they tried to use every possible way to convey the family message to you have any advice how parents can successfully give that message to children? >> first, i think getting messages to them and is impossible to tell if we will reach them. if they are even still live. it was 30 years ago they were kidnapped from japan elsewhere. that said, we know information and gets into north korea more effectively than ever before. especially those who are better off. p'yongyang are receiving information and those along the border with china. bombard the place with as much information as possible. and your first question, i see no evidence that kim jong-un is prepared to change north korea. his actions, shoot-to-kill orders suggest he is as det
Oct 14, 2012 8:15am EDT
i have two questions. one is -- [inaudible] and the new regime of kim jong-un, do you see any changes for better, or improvement of the basic human right situation in north korea? and the second question is that -- the radio or the communications between escaped people and the families back home. as a matter of fact, the japanese families whose sons and daughters were affected by the dprk have exactly the same, which they want to convey their messages of their sons and daughters in north korea. a couple of the parents are trying hard to convey their methods for their sons and daughters in the dprk by adhering a television stations or international radio stations or whatever. they try to use every possible way to convey their family messages. but i'm not sure if they are successful or not. so do you have any advice how those waiting parents sent successfully their message to their children in dprk? >> i'll answer your second question first. i think getting messages to them is, it's impossible to know, at least at this point in time whether it will reach them. we don't know wher
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
leaflets criticizing north korean leader kim jong-un. kim's military commanders threatened they would strike without warning if the balloons were sent. south korean police cordoned off the road leading to imjingak, a town near the demarcation line. they got into scuffles with activists who protested against the move. most of the activists are defectors from north korea. they started chanting slogans against the north once it was clear they would have to give up on their leaflet campaign, activists say they managed to release some of the balloons on monday eve frng an area not guarded by the police. the government's interventions in tensions like this one is rare. relations with the north have been more tense than usual. north korean leaders have been making provocative moves ahead of south korea's presidential election in december. >>> former chinese president jiang zemin has frequently been in the news in the lead-up to next month's key communist party congress. the congress will see current president hu jintao and many others at the pinnacle of chinese politics replaced after ten ye
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
workers party. it's the first time the reclusive nation's leader kim jong-un has overseen the celebrations. workers lined up on the a hill in pyongyang to offer flowers to the statues of the late kim jong song and kim jong-il. state media oy reported kim visited the palace where the bodies of his grandfather and father lie in state. an editorial in the workers party newspaper called on the party to unite under the new leader in order to show its authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country while strengthning the role of the party. >>> g-7 finance ministers and central bank governors will put eir heads together again to try to fd a way to keep the global economy from stalling. they're getting ready to meet in folk tokyo. their discussions are happening on the sidelines of the international monetary fund and world bank meetings. this is the first group of 7 meeting since april when ministers met in washington. they're trying to find ways to create steady growth despite europe'
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
anniversary of the founding of the ruling workers party. it's the first time the new leader, kim jong un, has overseen the celebrations. north koreans lined up on the hill in pyongyang to offer flowers in front of statues of the late heads of state kim il-song. kim visited the palace where his father and grandfather lie in state. an editorial called to unite under the new leader to show authority and power. it said the party is capable of accomplishing anything. experts believe north korea's new regime hopes to tighten its control of the country, while strengthening the role of the party. >>> european leaders have put their heads together over an over again to try to fix the problems they share. still economists at international monetary fund say they need to do more to ease concerns about their debt. the imf released its semiannual report on the stability of the global financial system. it said the risks to stability are on the rise. nhk world's ron madison is covering the imf world bank meetings here in tokyo. >> european leaders find themselves in a sense of debt deja vu. they've wrestled
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
secretary kim jong-un has opened a door to a new era. we will forge relations with countries that are friendly with us without being bound by the pass. >> north korean officials failed in april to launch what they called a satellite-carrying rocket. the leaders of other countries believe they were trying to test ballistic missile technology. pak accused the u.s. of forcing the security council to condemn the launch. pak said the only way to bring peace to the korean peninsula is for the u.s. to end its hostile policy. and he accused south korean president lee myung-bak of causing inter-korean relations to hit rock bottom. >>> people in japan's northeast are focused on overcoming the challenges of the 2011 disaster. but it won't be easy. they have to rebuild homes, businesses, entire communities. we'll show you their struggles and their successes on "the road ahead," every wednesday at 1:00 p.m. japan time here on "newsline." >>> japanese researchers are using an unmanned helicopter to measure radiation around the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. no detailed studies have been
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am PDT
that the united states replace the armistice with a peace treaty. north korean leader kim jong-un will likely attend the event to make the proposal himself. this april north korea invited more than 44 media organizations to cover the centenary of the birth of the late north korean leader king il-sung. the people who run japan's only >>> south koreans have celebrated one here years since her birth. the commemorations comes amid a territorial dispute. about 1,200 people attended the event in south korea. the mayor of the place where she was born hoped people will pass on their stories to future generations. >> i hope she will be loved by people in both japan and korea as a symbol of friendship and good will between the two countries. >> organizationers released a statement calling on the united nations to establish a world orphans day realize a day with no orphans. she was born in 1912, she ran an orphanage. she raised more than 3,000 children there. she died at the age of 56. >>> data thieves are getting more and more innovative in how they steal people's information. police in tokyo have arre
Oct 19, 2012 4:00pm PDT
north korea's kim jong-un. she has not been seen in more than a month. now, some media reports claim she has angered elder leaders by we a wearing a broach. all north koreans have required to wear a specific badge that honors the nation's founder and she doesn't. she wears other broaches. some say it could be something else, she could be pregnant. gordon chang tells "outfront" it could be both. his guess is that she is with child and in trouble politically for failing to show sufficient respect. he says the pregnancy would not account for disappearance from public view. that is more likely due to turmoil within the the regime. another thing she did, she often dresses in very pretty, colorful clothes, which is not the standard for the first lady in north korea. it's been 442 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. sales of previously owned homes fell if september. economists we spoke with say the decline makes sense because it was a bigger than expected gain in august. now, our fourth story. the florida sunshine. well today, it looked like it was shining down on mitt romney. a new
Oct 25, 2012 12:35am PDT
't get off the bag, just stay -- and finally, some international news, it's rumored that kim jong un's wife is pregnant. so, i guess north korea has at least one working missile. [ laughter ] we have a great show tonight! give it up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have got a fun, fun show tonight. thank you for tuning in, thank you for watching us. he is one of the biggest rock stars in the whole wide world. rod stewart is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] rod stewart, he's got 1,000 hits. 1,000 hit songs. the first one, i believe was "maggie may" right? that was his first one. "tonight's the night." [ scattered cheers ] "do you think i'm sexy." [ cheers ] "young turks." >> steve: yeah. >> jimmy: i always thought it was confusing, exactly. because, you all know that song but you don't go like, "oh, 'young turks.'" it's -- ♪ young hearts be free tonight ♪ [ mouthing guitar ] yeah. "young turks." ♪ yeah, fantastic, i know. we could sing it all night long. [ laughter ] it sounded good. i got to say, it sounded good. >> steve: the
Oct 24, 2012 10:00am EDT
is korea public regime. it is no. 3. let me return to the kim jong- un regime. this is very much based on a very controlled north korean system. this seems to be quite stable as far as a nuclear test. there are chances of a third nuclear test as how we see the situation. we have been preparing for this for quite a long time. this may resort to this third nuclear test. recently they are trying to introduce a new economic reform measures. he tends to be making attempts to be making a better life for his people. it has yet to be seen. this is the only international system to deal with a north korean issue. i believe this system should be implemented. it will continue to shape the environment to return to sixth party talks. >> i think the minister has done a very good job in analyzing this. we still do not know whether he would follow in the steps of his father or whether he represents a different kind of leadership for the future. the concern we have is that they continue to prepare for missile test. they continue to prepare for nuclear tests. they continue to engage in enrichment of uran
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. it's under repair. the seafood processing plant praised kim jong-un and encouraged to raise money. the plant processes 30,000 tons of shellfish and grab per year for export. the north koreans are trying to attract chinese tourists. they built a seaside hotel. the hotel has a casino and and staff. they may have invited japanese media to show they're rebuilding their economy despite the sanctions. >>> security forces in myanmar are trying to stem fighting between buddhists and muslims. 67 people have been killed this week. officials declared a state of emergency in rakin. most of the people in the state are buddhists. the minority are muslim people. members of the two communities began fighting last sunday. officials say they don't know when they'll get the violence under control. they say some of the deaths occurred when buddhists and muslims attacked each other. originally put the death toll at 112. they revised it down to 67. buddhists and muslims first fought each other in may. a group of people believed to be muslims had assaulted a buddhist women. the violence is jeopardizing
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